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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Kolk

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • To work this pattern, you should know or be willing to learn (there will be tutorials in the pattern):
  • long tail cast-on
  • figure 8 cast-on
  • backwards loop cast-on
  • right/left leaning lifted increase
  • right/left leaning lifted increase - purl version
  • knit two together/slip, slip, knit
  • short rows
  • Jenys surprisingly stretchy bind-off

Pattern Description:

A classic tweed sweater with a twist, this cozy knitted garment will keep you warm all winter. Its flattering slim silhouette is enhanced by the vertical decorative seams running down the body and the top of the sleeves. The twist is the contrasting edges worked in a lace weight yarn. They add just the right amount of interest to give this casual wear sweater a touch of elegance.

The Kolk-sweater is knit using the contiguous sleeve method developed by Susie Myers, i. e. it is worked in one piece from the top down. This makes it very easy to try the garment on as you go and add or subtract rounds whenever necessary to create a perfect fit.

Kolk is designed to be a flattering fit for small, medium and larger sizes. To achieve this, the pattern calls for extensive waist shaping in the small and medium sizes (sizes 32-38) and moderate waist shaping in the large sizes (sizes 40-46). From size 48 upwards, the sweater is knitted in an A-line. Kolk is shown with moderate waist shaping.


15 stitches and 22 rounds = 10 cm (4 in)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • to fit bust sizes: 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54


  • Contrast yarn, lace weight: Alpaca 1 by Isager Strik; 100% Alpaca; 800 m (874 yd)/100 g; 016/40 (yellow-green); yardage: 96-168 m (100-175 yd) depending on size
  • US#10/6 mm circular needle, 40 cm (16 in) [main yarn, neck]
  • US#10/6 mm circular needle, 80-150 cm (32-60 in) [main yarn, yoke and body]
  • US#1.5/2.5 mm circular needle, 40 cm (16 in) [contrast yarn, neck]
  • US#1.5/2.5 mm circular needle, 80-150 cm (32-60 in) [contrast yarn, body edging]
  • 5 dpns, US#10/6 mm [main yarn, sleeves]
  • 5 dpns US#1.5/2.5 [contrast yarn, sleeves]

You Will Also Need:

  • 7 st markers
  • 2 lengths of waste yarn or 2 spare cables

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Heritage by Briggs & Little


grey heather

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